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Admissions Counselors

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Your admissions counselor is here to help you learn what SBU has to offer, navigate the admissions and financial aid processes, and answer any questions you might have.

Nicki Harmon

Director of Graduate and Worldwide Admissions

Nicki Harmon, Director of Graduate and Worldwide Admissions

Call: (417) 328-1402

What does SBU mean to you?
SBU changed my life.
Tips for success during graduate school at SBU:
My master's degree is from SBU! While in graduate school, I worked full-time in a position requiring substantial traveling. Organization and communication were key to both. One of the main reasons I wanted to work in Graduate and Worldwide Admissions was to have a platform like this to tell everyone about the opportunities here. SBU’s professors designed these programs with working professionals like you and me in mind. 



Paula Palmer

Director of Springfield Admissions

Paula Palmer, Director of Springfield Admissions

Programs: Health Science and Graduate Nursing Worldwide Programs 

Call: (417) 447-8672

Why should you choose SBU?
SBU is exemplified in its mission statement.  SBU is a caring, Christ-centered, academic community full of faculty who will come alongside you to see you fulfill God's purpose for your life.  Even through an online program of study, our faculty and staff care about you and your success as an online student.
What career would a degree in Health Sciences benefit?
A degree in Health Sciences prepares you to enter the healthcare world through a variety of career paths.  A bachelor's degree in Health Science is a great launch into an advanced degree in Physical Therapy, Physician Assisting, Nurse Practitioners, Healthcare Administration, or Pharmacy.  An associate's degree in Health Science is a great foundation for a career in Clinic Management, Electronic Health Care, or Ancillary Healthcare Services.

Julia Young

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

Julia Young, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Programs: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Call: (417) 328-1690 

What are your tips for college seniors applying to SBU's DPT program?
You can (and should) apply now and add your transcripts later. Meaning you do not have to wait to apply until your prerequisite classes are finished. This includes your GRE scores as well! The DPT application at SBU is a working document.
What can a student expect when they sign up for a DPT visit?
A visit is a perfect time to come, have conversations with faculty and students, have all your questions answered, tour our amazing facility, and leave excited to return! A DPT visit is not an interview. This is meant to be a fun experience! 

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